Sunday, October 12, 2008

seeing west side story

"Could it be? Yes, it could. Something's coming, something good, If I can wait!
Something's coming, I don't know what it is, but it is gonna be great!"
-"Something's Coming," West Side Story

and yep, last night's visit to the meralco theater to catch west side story did turn out really great. there's nothing like watching macho boys battle it out using choreographed rumble dance moves. :) it really makes fighting look a lot less violent.

christian bautista, who played tony, was a revelation (to me, at least). i was really impressed with the control he had over his voice. and i'm glad to know that he's branching out to the theater, and not just staying put in ASAP.

karylle, on the other hand, was just okay. her high notes were not that great, but according to susie, who's seen an earlier show this year, karylle meshes better with christian's tony than joanna ampil's maria did.

my favorite was rowena vilar, who plays anita. her voice was strong, the accent well done, and her dance moves were mesmerizing.

it was also a delight for me to finally see "gee, officer krupke" onstage. i really love that song. i just wished the jets looked better in their pants.

all in all, this theater novice enjoyed her visit to the theater, and wishes she could see more shows. :) am looking forward to hairspray and a possible romp at greenbelt's onstage for disney's mulan.

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